Petty Officer Edgar Allen Culbertson

Petty Officer Edgar Allen Culbertson

United States Coast Guard, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, April 30, 1967

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Edgar Allen Culbertson

Petty Officer Edgar Culbertson drowned while assisting the Duluth Police Department in a rescue mission to rescue three boys who were stuck on a pier in Lake Superior during a severe thunderstorm.

Officer Culbertson and two other Coast Guard officers tethered themselves to the pier and attempted to reach the boys, but were unable to. As they left the pier a large wave swept Officer Culbertson into the water.

Officer Culbertson had served with the Coast Guard for 14 years. He was survived by his two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location Minnesota

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Rest in peace Petty Officer Culbertson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 24, 2024

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